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Report published on 13 July 2016.
The inquiry is based on a memorandum from the Department for Education on the Government's approach to children's social work reforms. The Committee invites written submissions on the Government’s approach to children’s social work reform outlined in the memorandum, seeking comments on its content, focus, and breadth.
Evidence given by Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Department for Education; Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families, Department for Education.
Evidence given by Samantha Baron, Chair, Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee, Brigid Featherstone, Co-President, Association of Professors of Social Work, Dame Moira Gibb, Chair, Skills for Care, Josh MacAlister, Chief Executive, FrontlineDr Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers, Annie Hudson, former Chief Executive, The College of Social Work, Marc Seale, Chief Executive and Registrar, Health and Care Professions Council, June Thoburn, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of East Anglia
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Education Committee report finds children's social work in need of effective reform